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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Towpath Tail closed in anticipation of flooding
The closure includes parking lots along the trail
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
When the Towpath Trail will reopen depends on whether the expected flooding, rain and high winds cause any damage.
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The Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Towpath Trail will be closed until further notice in anticipation of flooding.

The trail closure includes parking lots along the trail from Independence to Akron. Spokeswoman Mary Pat Doorley says the park follows a plan based on experience. She says the goal is to be proactive rather than reactive.

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“We know that when the water reaches a certain level this particular area always floods, so that means we will close the area. So if we know that the river is rising a foot an hour and the rain is not going to stop, then for example, we know that one particular area will flood.”

Doorley says when the trail reopens depends on whether the expected flooding, rain and high winds cause any damage.
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